EAs the ear canal cleans itself, earwax naturally forms. The ears are supposed to self-clean, but for some people this does not happen sufficiently. Earwax is removed with a variety of devices by our Ear Nurses. It is vital for nurses to have a surgical microscope that provides a ten-fold increase in magnification. A little suction tube or other small devices can be used to remove the wax from your ear while you are looking at it.